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Circuit Connecting You to the Y

My Mission opening up for a cause November•December 2010 | Volume 5 Issue 5

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Annual Thanksgiving Family Night

Northeast Family Branch November 18 @ 6 p.m. Open to the community with activities for adults and children. We serve a potluck dinner, so we ask everyone to bring a dish. If you can’t bring a dish you’re still invited to come and enjoy the food, fun and fellowship. Contact Micah Hudson at 833.7616.

Community Thanksgiving Spaghetti Dinner

Western Area Family Branch November 18 @ 6 p.m. Please join the After School children and families as they invite their community to a special Thanksgiving meal. The After School participants and a local community restaurant have come together to provide the meal. Contact Keesha Nelson at 923.1195.

Thanksgiving Camp Swim Lessons

Shades Valley Family Branch November 2-24 from 3-4 p.m. Hour-long swim lessons for ages 5-13 years old and ALL skill levels. Lessons are conducted in our heated indoor pool. Contact Katie Watkins 870-9622.

Annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Downtown Branch November 23 | 7–8 a.m. Breakfast start at 7am. Speaker: John Hannah. Location: The Harbert Center Cost $18 individual | $128 per table (8 seats) RVSP to Jayme Creamer at 324-4563.

Annual Workout Before You Pig Out

Shades Valley Family Branch November 25 BodyStep, BodyJam, BodyFlow, BodyPump and Spin Contact Mickal Thomas at 870-9622.

Turkey Day Boot Camp

Trussville Family Branch November 25 8:30 a.m.| Free Contact Trevor Cole at 655-2224.

Special Drop N Go Shop Till You Drop

Vestavia Xpress Branch November 26 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Reservations due by November 22. Please bring snacks, lunch and drink for your child. Call the playroom at 823-0144 to sign up. Cost Members $4 first child | $3 each additional child Non-Members $5 first child | $4 each additional child. Contact Beth Wyss at 823-0144

Thanksgiving hours

Alabaster Family Branch Closed Thanksgiving day

Alabaster Childcare Center Closed Thanksgiving Day &the day after DOWNTOWN Closed Thanksgiving Day GREYSTONE Thanksgiving Day 7 a.m. – Noon MOUNTAIN BROOK Thanksgiving Day 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. NORTHEAST Closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after SHADES VALLEY Thanksgiving Day 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Special Group Exercise and Spinning Classes SHELBY COUNTY Closed Thanksgiving Day TRUSSVILLE Thanksgiving Day 4-11 a.m. VESTAVIA XPRESS Closed Thanksgiving Day YOUTH CENTER Closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after WESTERN AREA Closed Thanksgiving Day and the day after

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Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA Officers

J. Stephen Smith, Chairman Phyllis Hall, Vice Chairman Michael Temple, Treasurer Joseph Mays, Jr., Secretary BOARD MEMBERS Tracey Morant Adams Charles Ball Tim Blair Cecil Bostany Milton Bresler Libby Carpenter Denise Dauphin Harold Goings Ann Haas Roderick Hawkins Robert L. Holman Robert Holmes, Jr. Wayne Houston Mallie Ireland Anthony A. Joseph Robert E. Kelly Scott Kenny Tom L. Larkin John Lauriello Alan Lott Harrison Manning Yvonne McBeth Ann D. McMillan Judge John Ott Leigh Davis Perry Henry Ray, Jr. Allen Rice Joey Ritchey Lloyd Shelton Reeves Sims, Jr. Walker Sorrell Judge Andra Sparks Cedric Sparks Michael Suco Jami Wadkins David Woodruff Phyllis Wyne BOARD OF TRUSTEES Allen D. Rushton, Chairman Joseph S. Bluestein William N. Clark Ann Huckstep Frank S. James, III James W. Shepherd Judge Scott Vowell President and CEO James N. Lombard YLife birmingham is published five times a year by the Metropolitan Birmingham YMCA. Copyright 2006 by the Metropolitan Birmingham YMCA. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the permission of the Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA. YLife birmingham welcomes letters and story ideas. Please send them to: YLife Birmingham 2101 4th Avenue North Birmingham, Alabama 35203 or to YLife birmingham Staff David G. Hill, Vice President, Marketing and Communications Loyd McIntosh, Marketing Manager

Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Vision: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.





Checking In


Up To Date

My Mission

Full service branch opens in Alabaster Read about how we will grow Alabaster Family Branch

117 Plaza Circle Alabaster AL, 35007 Executive Director Lane Vines Branch Hours Monday - Thursday 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday | 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday | 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Alabaster Childcare Branch 11th Avenue and 7th SW Alabaster, AL 35007 205.663.6504 Branch Hours Monday - Friday: September - April Noon - 6 p.m. May - August 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Program Executive Gwen Hatcher

Since 1968, the Birmingham YMCA has served the Alabaster community; we are excited to be able to bring a full-service branch — we will call it the Alabaster Family Branch — to you and to your friends and neighbors. On October 1 we moved into the Body Shop Health Club at 117 Plaza Circle off Highway 119 — adjacent to 40 acres where the YMCA has been hosting youth sports for several years. This facility offers a variety of healthy lifestyle options including personal fitness assessments, group exercise, strength, and cardio training. There is a child watch area for younger children while their parents work out. Childcare programs will remain (for now) at the original community center on Seventh Street. We will turn to our community of members and volunteers, and launch a capital campaign to add a youth gymnasium, a family aquatic center and a youth education/center to house current and future programs including after school child care, teen outreach, English as a Second Language classes and summer youth enrichment programs. As always, financial assistance will be provided to ensure no one is turned away due to an inability to pay. In a final, and future, phase: we plan to add additional health and wellness facilities and group exercise rooms, an indoor aquatic center and additional youth space to complete the facility and meet the needs of youth and families in Alabaster for generations to come. To view an online photo album from the branch’s first day go onlin to sRgCIWG_OW6jvSbpAE#.

Healthy Lifestyle Options

Evaluation and Support Free fitness assessment Free introductory sessions YMCA Pathways Program Group Exercise Classes Nationally certified instructors For all levels Wide variety including: • Step • Zumba • Yoga • Pilates • Toning • Low Impact Strength Training Selectorized equipment Free Weights Personal Training Cardio Training Treadmills Ellipticals Stairclimbers Upright and Recumbent Cycles Rowing Machines

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Checking In News from around the Birmingham YMCA

Renewing Shades Valley’s home Join the circle: Help us meet our goal SHADES VALLEY

The Shades Valley Family YMCA has served the needs of thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds in the Homewood and surrounding communities for nearly 50 years. This is an exciting time in the life of the YMCA as the facility is about to undergo a major renovation and renewal to ensure the Y can continue serving the growing needs of our community. Thank you to the following generous donors who have stepped up to help Renew Our Home at the Shades Valley Family YMCA! We’ve raised $1.4 million, but we still need a significant amount. When all the circles are filled, we will be at our goal! Please contact Cham Norman at 870-9622 for more information on how you can help!


Stocking Duty

Draft yourself: the Birmingham YMCA and the Anti-Terrorism Battalion of the 4th Marine Division in Bessemer are looking for volunteer “soldiers on the ground” for the annual Toys for Tots mission. VOLUNTEER to: • Drop off new toys at the YMCA through mid-December. • Ask your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to do the same. • Be hands on, helping sort, bag, distribute, or facilitate pick-up Friday, December 3 at the Shelby County Branch, or December 13-16 at the Birmingham YMCA Youth Center. NEW THIS YEAR Youth Volunteer Day at the Youth Center, Saturday, December 11, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Help sort Santa’s first drop-off of toys, in preparation for the beginning of pick-up week! This is a great volunteer opportunity for school, church, and youth service groups. For more information on all volunteer options, call David Hill at 801-7209.


DAXKO Foundation Shayana Davis Leta Jones Marcus & D’Andrea Skipwith Dawn & Joe Pilleteri

El Paso Corporation

Yvonne & Mickal Thomas Laura & David Woodruff

Robins & Morton Energen/Alagasco Anonymous

The Mike & Gillian Goodrich Fndn. Urology Centers of Alabama The Thompson Foundation Regions Bank Financial Corp. Fndn. Hill crest Foundation, Inc.

Colonial Properties Trust Concept, Inc Elisabeth & Courtney French Sterne Agee Williams-Blackstock Architects

Anonymous Blair/Hunter Families Dr. Earl & Ann Jones & Family Robert R. Meyer Foundation Cham Norman, Jr. ProAssurance Corporation Protective Life Fndn. Royal Cup Coffee

Life Skills

3 REASONS TO talk to a chaplain 1. Chaplains are Good Listeners & Non-Judgemental

Both of these are important when someone has something on their heart they need to talk about. We help people work through a problem without judging them or the problem and making them feel guilty, shame or other negative kind of feelings.

2. Chaplains Care

Many chaplains have life experience to draw from that helps us be more relatable. Whether it’s the loss of a child or a spouse, or the birth of a grandchild, many of us have lived through the same life experiences others are going through, tragic and joyous.

3. Chaplains can help you with your problems

Talking through your problems with a chaplain can give you new insights in handling them better, or inspire new and creative solutions. We don’t always offer solutions to problems on our own, but guide you toward your own discovery.

Peggy McClure is an ordained minister, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Trussville, and the volunteer chaplain at the Trussville and Mountain Brook branches.


Volunteer Chaplains

The Birmingham YMCA is pleased to announce the addition of four new Volunteer Chaplains to our YMCA family. The Reverend Peggy Sanderford Ponder, who has already begun serving at Shades Valley Branch, is an ordained minister and counselor. Typically, you can find Peggy at Shades Valley on Thursdays and Fridays and by appointment if desired. The Reverend Ed Rosser, who is serving at the Trussville Branch, is also an ordained minister and serves the Solid Rock Lutheran Church in Argo. You can find Ed at Trussville almost every weekday afternoon or by appointment. The Reverend Peggy McClure, who will also be serving Trussville Branch as well as Mountain Brook Branch, is an ordained minister and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Trussville. In addition, Peggy is a counselor with Samaritan Counseling Center. Peggy will be alternating her time on Mondays between Mountain Brook and Trussville, or you can arrange an appointment. Pastor Ed Williams serves our Western Area Branch and is pastor of the First Community Church at ACIPCO. You can find Ed at Western every weekday morning at the front desk. Ed is already a part of the Y family and is the father of Shayla Crawford, Childcare Director at Western. As volunteers for pastoral care and other chaplain duties, they have a love for people and are contributing a great service to the Y.

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Cover Story

Thank You The Birmingham YMCA’s 13 area branches provide over $1,200,000 each year so 8,000 children and adults can be

included in our programs. Your YMCA doesn’t turn anyone away… even if they can’t pay. The 2,755 people, families, companies, foundations, clubs, youth sports teams, runners, friends listed here, through gifts to our Strong Kids & Communities Campaign, grants, in-kind items and services, said “Yes” to helping others. The YMCA says, “Thank you!” (Includes contributions received through 9/15/10)


Alabama Power Service Organization Beth & David White and Family City of Birmingham Communication Network Corp. Energen/Alabama Gas Corporation Redwoods Group, Inc. Tess Powers Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation


Alabama Power Foundation, Inc. Allen Rushton Anonymous Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Birmingham Racing Commission Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Birmingham Community Outreach Partnership Center Hale, Sides & Akins Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP Harlan Prater Harold W. Ripps Charitable Fndn., Inc. HealthSouth Corporation Henry G. Sims & Henry U. Sims Memorial Foundation Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation JCPenney Company Jefferson County Commission Kelly & Walker Sorrell LaShunda Scales 6

Mike Temple Neil Bailey New York Life Philip J. Carroll, III Phyllis & David Hall Publix Super Markets Charities Roderick Hawkins Shelby Co. Board of Education Shelby Co. Comm. Health Fndn. Sixth Avenue Baptist Church Sports Display The Caring Foundation Thomas Hale T-Mobile Tom Hinton TSS Photography

GIFTS OF $2,500+

Alabama Plate Cutting Company, Inc. Andra Sparks Andrew Freeman Ann & Troy Haas Ann Huckstep C.B. Ireland Fund Cameron & Scott Vowell Charles Ball Dee & Robert Kelly Denise Dauphin Faye & Bill Clark Greg Weyandt Houseal Insurance & Bonding, Inc. Jemison Investment Company John Lauriello June & Joe Mays Laura & David Woodruff Laura & Jim Lombard Malcolm Morrow Mallie Ireland Michael Ermert

Ralph Summerford Robert L. Holman Robins & Morton SouthPoint Bank The Redwoods Group Foundation Thompson Tractor Wal-Mart Foundation

GIFTS OF $1,000+

Alabama Civil Justice Foundation Alton Sizemore, Jr. Amy Cooper Andrea Koski Awalski Moore Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Balch & Bingham, LLP Bart Singleton Baskerville Cleaning Bayer Properties, LLC Bill Harbert Bill Watts Bradley, Arant, Boult, Cummings, LLP Brandy & Michael Myers Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC Brian Crumpton Bright Future Electric, LLC Bruce & Jamie Thomas Burr & Forman LLP C. Phillip McWane CAM-LAR Direct Capital Strategies Partners Cassandra & Anthony Joseph Cathedral Church of the Advent Catholic Charities Cham Norman, Jr. Charleen & Reeves Sims Charles Caldwell Charles Stover

Chip Watts Cindy Formanek Kirk Cindy Reams City of Birmingham City Council's Office Clifton Glover Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds Connie & Cecil Bostany Corporate America Credit Union Councilor James Roberson CrossWay Baptist Fellowship Danny Haralson David Hill David Sweatt & Kim Strifert David Watts DeBardeleben Foundation Dee Tarver Earl & Ann Jones & Family EBSCO Industries, Inc. Elta & Jer Moore Emily & Hugh Rushing Emma Ricketts Eric Frye Ernie Cory Evo Fitness First Baptist Church of Pelham Frank Ozment Fred Bolling G. Courtney French George T. French, Jr. George Vlahakes Glen Andrew Glenn Goedecke Grady Burrow Gwen Hatcher Harold Goings Henry Ray, Jr. Holiday Inn Express Hollywood Pool & Spa, Inc.

Home LLC India Gold ITT Technical Institute Ivize of Birmingham J.L. Copeland & Associates, Inc. James Park James Thornton James W. Shepherd Jami Wadkins Jan & Tommy Wells Janet & Charles Trotter Jarred Taylor Jay Pounds Jeffcoat & Associates, LLC Jennifer Dick Jere F. White Jerri Haslem Jerry G. Duncan Jesse Saunders Jim Langley Jody Wigley Joel R. Hillhouse John Duckworth John M. Lyons John Ott John Watson JohnsonKreis Construction Joseph Ritchey Jothany & Frank James Judy & Wayne Houston Karen & Randy Long Kelly & Steve Holbert Ken Maluff Kevin Casey Kiwanis Club of Homewood-Mountain Brook Lane Vines Laura Hodge Leigh & Kevin Collins

Leigh Davis Perry Leilani Urbatsch Lenora Pate & Steven A. Brickman Leon Ashford Libby Carpenter Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC Lisa & Yogi Jones Lloyd Shelton Marcie & Charles DeBardeleben Marcus Skipwith Marmon Highway Technologies, LLC Matrix Fitness Systems Corp. Maynard, Cooper & Gale Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Merika Coleman Michael Freeman Michael Meadows Michael Wiggins Michelle Oliver Mieke Hemstreet Mr. & Mrs. William J. Rushton, III N.E. Miles Philanthropic Fund Nancy & David Battles Nancy & John Myer New Hope Baptist Church of Bessemer, Inc. Omar Harvill Ouida Fritschi Pat Tate Personal Training by Deep South Bodies Philip C. Jackson, Jr. PJ Construction, LLC Poseidon Technologies, Inc. Precor, Inc. Quarles Family, Boomer & Tiger Raymond Foushee Reba & Jon Myer Regions Financial Corporation Regions Bank of Shelby County Rhonda Williams Richard Stanford Rick Coad Rick Lathan Rick Player Robert Eckinger Robert Holmes, Jr. Ron Harris Royal Cup Coffee Sabrina McClain Sarah Duggan Scuba Ventures Shelby Baptist Medical Center Sherrell Benson Shon & John Ewens Sirote & Permutt, PC Sonya Ricketson Sonya Smith Southpace Properties, Inc. Specialty Creations St. Joseph Anglican Church Star Trac Fitness Products State Farm Companies Fndn. Susan & Tom Rains Teresa Roseborough Terry McCartney Terry Powell The Welch Group Theo Hawthorne Thomas Head Thomas Patterson Tim Blair Tracy & Jeff Smith Vulcan Materials Foundation. Wanda McClain Washington Booker Wayne's Environmental Services

Wholesale Properties William & Martha Dawson William Gwathney William Rushton Yocunda Clayton Young Stars Youth Basketball

GIFTS OF $500+

ACIPCO Adam Peck Adolphus Jackson Allen Rice Allison Taylor Andy Easterling Anonymous Aquil Rasheed BB&T - Branch Banking & Trust Company Beth Wilson Finch Beth Wyss Betty Barron Bill & Doby Hanks Bob Burleson Bradford Health Services Bruce Pettway Bry Coburn Bud Flora Carol & Ken Taylor Cedric Sparks Central Station, Inc. Clarence Blair Concept Printing, Inc. Consolidated Pipe & Supply Co., Inc. Cybex Danielle Greco David Godber Dawn Pilleteri DeAraujo, Inc. Delores Simmons Diane Aldridge Donald F. Lutomski Donald Lathem Edward Anderson Elizabeth G. O'Neil Emogene Huffman Fernando Garza First Christian Church Flexible Corporte Plans, Inc. G. Ruffner Page, Jr. Gregg McCormick Hargis Charitable Trust Harry Chambers Howard Bailey Hunter Williams James A. Holmes James Parkman Jeff Kepler Jerry Wang Jesse Vogtle Jim Hughey, lll Julie Palmer Katisha Vance Ken Howell Kimberly Geisler Kimberly Sharp Kohl's Kristin Harris Kushuna Exford Larry McCants Leta Jones Lewis Garrison Lewis, Feldman, Lehane & McAtee, LLC Lisa & David Brown M. Christian King Marathon Electrical Contractors, Inc. Mary & Edd Spencer

Mary Creel Matt Minner Matthew White Michael Moore Michael Sullivan Mike Moss Milton Bresler Mrs. Foster Etheredge Narda Harp Nate Nesmith Nick Zellers Paul Petro Paul Thibodaux Peter Horn Peter Neuberger Phyllis Seale Piggly Wiggly Food Stores Pinson Valley High School Prestige Floor Care, LLC QCI R. Barry Luther Richard K. Carnwath Robert Fabris Robert Smith Ron Bennett Ryan Waguespack Sam Heide Sam's Club Foundation Samuel Franklin Saunders Jones Shelby County Commission Skip Vogelsang Sophia Glenn Stephen Creel Steward Machine Company Tamara Ladewig Taziki's Greek Fare Theodis Buggs Thomas A.S. Wilson Family Advised Fund Virginia Crim Walter Russell Wanda Barron William "Bill" Jones William King William Longshore William M. Miller Yvonne McBeth

…AND MORE YMCA FRIENDS! Aaron Hawkins Abner Deese Adam Booker Adam Cross Adam West Adele Block Adele Chassaignac Adrienne Broadnax Adrienne Macoy Aisha Ayers Al Vance Alan Beck Alan Boackle Alan Hudson Alan Litsey Alan Lott Alan Marzilli Alan Peeples Alan Rogers Alan Taylor Alan Zeigler Albert Dabney Alberta McDonald Alethea Hardy Alex Joganic Alexandria Evans

Alexis Montgomery

Amy Hersey



priority Alfonso Gutierrez Alfred Perkins Alice Cole Alice Hollis Alice Mitchell Alice Payne Alice Powell Alicia Hale Alicia Makemson Alicia Vincent Alida Hodge Alisa Rains Alisha Holland Allen Estes Allison & Chris Ziegler Allison Cousins Allison Fialkowski Allison Holley Allison Jay Allison Moore Allison Schrand Allison, May, Alvis, Fuhermister, Kimbrough & Shap Alonzo Sims Alphonso Crew Alton Parker Alton Sturtevant Amanda & Daniel Rodriguez Amanda & Dewayne Cabaniss Amanda Adams Amanda Bragan Amanda Brannan Amanda Hardin Amanda Parsons Amanda Reid Amanda S. Humber Amber Friedman Amelia & Kevin Hale America's First Federal Credit Union Amy Bradley Amy Dean Amy Freels Amy Hagood


Amy Howard Amy Irby Amy Lamp Amy Lindsey Amy Liscomb Amy Margaret Wright Amy McIntyre Amy Mclane Amy Patillo Amy Rickles Amy Stump Amy Theabolt Amy Waller Amy Wilson Andrea & Robert Joiner Andrea Pope Andrea Sharpe Andrea Vest Andrea Ward Andrew Caldarello Andrew French Andrew Gilliam Andrew Hand Andrew Peagler Andrew Walsh Andy F. McRae Andy Gray Andy Savage Andy Tunnell Angel Daniel Angela Davis Angela Jennings Angela Pewitt Angela Scott Angela Thornton Angela Weir Angela Z. Brown Angelyn Ramsey Anita Sims & Laurila Williams AnJanetta Foster Ann Chappell Ann Coe Ann McMillan Nov•Dec 2010 | Y Life 7

Ann Palmer Ann Wade Parrish Ann Williams Anna Colvin Anna Kelly Brennan Anna Marie Mandy Anna Rose Maniscalco Anna Worth Anne Almeida Anne C. Burke Anne Michaels Anne Vines Anne-Marie Mitchell Annette Christensen Annie George Annie Laurie Schapmann Annie Loo Annie Small Anonymous Anthony Calloway Anthony Greene Anthony Howard Anthony Jackson Anthony Lewis Anthony Pritchett Anthony Williamson Antoinette Fowlkes Antonio Hampton April Bradley Aris Wiley Arthur Bailey Asha Xulu Ashanti Davis Ashita Tolwani Ashlee Walters Ashley Bentley Ashley Burns Ashley Gremillion Ashley Hand Ashley Lybrand Ashley McCombs Ashley Mclaughlin Ashley McVicar Ashley Shirley Ashley Snow Ashley Williams Ashlie Penton Audra Vaughn Austin Suellentop Autumn Ward Bailey & Owens General Contractors, Inc. Bank of America Matching Gift Program Barbara Brooks Barbara Bryant Barbara C. Delaire Barbara Dickinson Barbara Malki Barbara Roberts Barbara Ryles Barbara Schauwecker Barbara Sirmans Barbara Traylor Barbara Wilhite Barry Fagan Barry Morehead Barry Thomason Bart Trench Barvette Patterson Baxley, Dillard, Dauphin & McKnight Becky Bradley Becky Heisner Becky Hogue Becky Lankford Ben Carter Ben Helton 8

Ben Moffatt Ben Paternostro Ben Patrick Benjamin Blakeney Benjamin Byerly Benjamin Johnson Bernard Chatman Berry Fulton Bertt Maddux Beth Adams Beth Ann Rumbarger Beth Hyde Beth Kaiser Beth Richardson Interiors Bethany Davis Betsey Hallmark Betsie Boggs Betsy Hunter Betsy Millington Bettie Ellington Bettie McCrear Betty & David Baker Betty Canan Betty Fagin Betty Wingo Bettye Maiden Beverley Cameron Beverly Bishop Bill & Cindy Sager Bill Black Bill Cather Bill Guthrie Bill Hawkins Bill Pennington Billie Kelly Bill's Custom Framing Billy Greene Billy Hinds Billy Ronilo Billy Spruiell Bindi Visram Blake Kersey Blake Liveoak Bob Cianchetti Bob Eugene Bobbie Jordan Bobby Lucas Bobby Trammel Bonita McKinney Bonney O'Shea Brad Botes Brad Coleman Brad Lee Bradley Swindal Brady Begg Brandi Woods Brandon Bowen Brandon Davis Brandon Thornton Brandon White Brandon Williams Brandy Mitchell Brannon & Alli Denning Brantley Holt Braxton Hawkins Brenda Church Brenda Hill Brenda S. Thomas Brenda S. Wright Bretta Freeman Brian Fitts Brian Greene Brian Jenkins Brian McWhorter Brian Moultrie Brian Naugle Brian Slaughter

Brian Tucker Brian Urquhart Brian Williams Brianna Chester Brianna Hudgins Bridget Sikora Britney McKim Brittany Bodine Brittany Gould Brittany Harris Brittin Coleman Brooke Carruthers Brooke Johnson Brooke Murphy Brooke Tyus Bruce Ellis Bruce Ludwig Bruno M. Baggio Brunson White Bryanah Hoover Bryant Stearnes Buck Brantley Buffalo Rock Company Byron Young C&B Piping, Inc. Cain Mashego Caleb Efferson Callie Wiginton Calvin Gunn Calvin Jackson Calvin Nielsen Cam Ward Camdyn Williamson Camille Spratling Candace Underwood Candace Woods Candice Thies Candria Tolbert Cari South Carin & Scott Rutland Carl Gordon Carl Hill Carla Talley Carla Truss Carla Watson Carlin Harper Carlo Romano Carlonia Thomas Carlos Smith Carlton & Barbara Kelley Carmen Lau Carmen Nardecchia Carol Carmichael Carol Edwards Carol Garrison Carol Kutik Carol Pitts Carol Roarke Carol Spain Carol Waller Carole Duffin Caroline Bundy Caroline Wade Carolyn Collins Carolyn Craig Carolyn Matthews Carolyn Waguespack Carolyn White Carra Wright Carrie Baker Carrie Butler Carrie Elzie Carrie Fritz Caryanne Swindal Cassandra Coleman Cassandra Brown Cassie Moore

Catastrophic Medical Excess Catherine Egeland Catherine Toms Cathy Merrick Cathy Tanner Cecelia Traylor Celeste Sage Celia B. McGarity Celia Ellis Celia Kent Central State Bank Champion Window Company of Birmingham, LLC Channa McKenna Charles Armstrong Charles Binion Charles Crockrom, Sr. Charles Drummond Charles Dyas, IV Charles E. Jackson Charles Evans Charles Ferrell Charles Goodman Charles Henson Charles Morgan Charles Murray Charles Sanford Charles Varallo Charles Waites Chas. W. Ashby Company, Inc. Chassity Brown Chelsea VonBartheld Cheri Crumpton Cheri Sweatt Cherie Gibbs Cherie Martin Cherryann Joseph Cheryl Harris Cheryl Houston Cheryl Linder Chicago Mike's Hot Dogs Chloe Drummond Chondrelle Harrison Chris & Kay Kelly Chris Bryant Chris Graham

Chris House Chris Jordan Chris Lebato Chris Metcalf Chris Oldenburg Chris Parker Chris Tickell Chris Yeilding Christa Lewis Christine Smith Christopher Frost Christopher Hasberry Christopher Myles Christopher Terrell Christy Dutton Christy Mixon Christy Tharp Chuck Liveoak Chuck Morris Cindy & Chris Talbird Cindy Hood-Siegal Cindy Williams Cissy Pearce Whitfield Clara Silliman Clarence & Kay Wrencher Clarence Crump Clarence Osburn Clarice Powell Classic Designer Kitchens Claude Camp Claudia Ball Claudia Butler Claudia Weikard Claudine Arredondo-Graf Cleo Jones Clifford Spencer Clifton Naron Clive Castell Cloty El-Zein Clyde Triplets Coke Matthews Colleen Mccullough Colquitt Clark, III Conne Livingston Connie Blaylock Connie Collins


THE community to

Connie Pine Connor Freel Control & Power, Inc. Cord & Patty King Corey Smith Cori Hallmark Corinne Caplano Corinne Greer Corrine Caplano Cortez Tolbert Courteni Stringer Courtney Adams Courtney Bolla Courtney Jones Courtney Koons Courtney Mosley Courtney Sims Courtney Waldrop Courtney Weaver Craig Fowler Creative Dog Training, Too Creative Dog Training, Inc. Cristina Rodriguez Cristy Flournoy Crystal Eady Crystal Lamar Curtis Starks Cynthia Daniels Cynthia Gentle Cynthia Griffin Cynthia Lackey Cynthia Rayburn Dale Johnson Dan Bundy Dan Carmichael Dan Hardwick Dana Harmon Dana Long Dana Moore Dana Parker Dana Payne Danella Johnson Daniel Acker Daniel Cates Daniel Rubio Daniel Sudd Daniel Warren Danielle Boggis Danny Fravel Danny McDaniel Danny Murrah Dany Hollingsworth Dara Tribble Darius Smith Darlena Battle Darlene Maples Darren Simpson Darriene James Darryl Bowie Darryl Dailey Darryl Jones Daryl Perkins Dave Clark Dave Smith David & Mickey Carpenter David Allen David Berry David Blount David Carder David Chesnutt David Fawal David Haynes David Higginbotham David Holden David Jones David Kassouf David King

David L. Thomas David Minyard David Mitchell David Nolen David Parkinson David Payne David Rogas David Self David T. Vance David Veazey David White David Willenborg David Woodruff Davilyn Smith Davis Houston Dawn Cannon DAXKO De'Angelo Davis Debbie & Rick Williams Debbie Cotney Debbie Grubb Debbie McCorkle Debi Deboer Deborah Arrington Deborah Blanchard Deborah G. Crawford Deborah Hill Deborah Huff Deborah Jones Deborah Williams Debra Green Debra Hawkins Debra Hunter Debra Jackson Debra L. Bell Debra Waller Dedrick Hope Dedrick Hudson Dee Dee Mathis Deidre Risman Deitric Borden DeLane McCurry Delanea Shafer Delois H. Guy Demetrius Pennington Dena Cook Denis Devane Denise Boshell Denise Donohoo Denise Tortorigi Dennis Herring Denorrise Posey Dent Morton Denyse Thornley-Brown Deramius Leonard Derek Carmichael Derek Foy Derek J. Mink Derek Patterson Derrick Collins Derrick Mills Desland James Destiny Goodwin Devin Scott DeWayne Hamilton Diana Knighton Diana R. Hodges Diane Brown Diane Murray Diane Poole Dionte Wright Dixie Liles Don Rollins Don Siegelman Donald Blankenship Donald Boomershine Donald Heflin

Donald J. Wendorf Donald Lehman Donald Q. Cochran Donald Simpson Donna & William Strifert Donna Allain Donna Baird Donna Barnes Donna Cusimano Donna Flomer Donna Hines Donna Johnson Donna Nemeth Donna Suggs Dora Bolus Dora Brandt Doreen Bennett Dorene Maniccia Doris Maddox Doris Smith Dorothy Loveless Dorothy Smith Dorris Jolly Dot Hagood Doug Hale Drew Kellough Dudley Reynolds Dynamic Civil Solutions E. Ann Heard E.J. Moses E.W. Parish Earle Gray Earnest Jones, Jr. Ed Merrell Ed Moses Ed Reese Ed Rosser Edd Williams Eddie Lumpkin Eddie Ray Edgar Aldridge Edgar Harper Edie Duffey Edna & Joseph Lewellyn Edna Weaver Edric Williams Edward Abraham Edward Brown Edward Christian Edward Davidson Edward Faulkner Edward Goldblatt Edward Lacey Edward Ramsey Edwards Chevrolet Co., Inc. Eladio Ruiz De Molina Elaine Eggers Elaine Witt Eleanor R. Crenshaw Eleanor Yarbrough Elizabeth & Jeff LeCroy Elizabeth Carraway Elizabeth Conley Elizabeth Dumas Elizabeth E. Willey Elizabeth Garrett Elizabeth Harris Elizabeth Huff Elizabeth Marble Elizabeth Mardis Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Pierce Elizabeth Thrower Elizabeth Vinson Ellen Corbett Ellen Elizabeth Weems Ellen Pennington

Ellen Seltz Ellis Bingham II Elsie Watts Emanuel Goldstein Emili Ann Blanton Emily & Andy York Emily Brown Emily Hudson Emily McClain Emily Mixon Emily Sanders Emily Shelley

Frank Roncadori Frank Young Frannie Horn Fred Berman Fred Hatcher Fred Keith Freddy Guerra Frederick Elsas Frederick Harris Gabriel Rios Gabrielle Tyson Gail Andrews

Dedicated to FAMILIES Emris Graham Eric Adams Eric Baskerville Eric Patterson Eric Taylor Erik Hendon Erin Adair Ervin Mickens Erwin Self Ethan Efferson Ethel Cole Ethel Taylor Etoile Roberson Eugene Baldwin Eugene Brown Eugene Johnston Eve Graham Evelyn Gibson Evonye T. Gibson Falecha Qualls Fay Hart Felecia Huntley Felicia Kelley Felicia Stewart Financial Planning Association of North Alabama Floyd Gaines Fran Carson Francieta Lewis Francita Pickett Frank Adair Frank Lankford Frank Maden

Gail Mills Gail Whidby Garret Graham Gary Keller Gary Lovelady Gary Mccarthy Gary Mitchell Gary Youngblood Gay Cole Gayle West Gene Hertzog Gene Price Geoff Langdon George Becker George C. Blake George E. Peoples, Sr. George Heaton George Holman George Lynn George McCurdy George Nolen George Odom George Simpson George Sternberg George Theodore Geraldine Jackson Geraldine Woodson Gerson Pickett Gia Merritt Gilbert Johnston Gina Bouchelion Gina Dempsey

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HEALTH a priority Ginger McGiboney Ginny Karle Girard Armstead Gladys Myers Glenda Cochran Glenda Goirochea Glenda Hill Glenda Smitherman Glenn Perry Glenn Scott Glenna Brown Global Golf Institute Gloria Dickinson Gloria Shows Gloria Southall GLS Supply, LLC Glynda Woods Golden Girls, LLC Goodloe White Gordon Martin Gordon Smith Grab the Gold, Inc. Graham Bostick Graham Lemmond Gray Borden Greer Warwick Greg & Lisa Wilson Greg Atkinson Greg Cross Greg Flowers Greg Wood Gregory Howie Gregory Jennings Gregory Moore Gretchen Haynes Grey & Mary Joy Wood Griffith Isbell Griffith Still Gwendolyn Harlan Hala Fawal Haley Cox Haley Lowe Hank Hassinger Hank Poellnitz Hanne Harbison Harbert Management Corp. Harlan Grooms 10

Harold B. & Katheryn C. Dunn Harold Cunningham, Jr. Harold Sims Harris Insurance Agency Harrison B. Manning Harry McDowell Hazel Mahone HealthWays (Silver Sneakers) Heather Benoit Heather Compton Heather Cooper Heather Durham Heather Jones Heather Phillips Heather Sandifer Heidi Waite Heidi Yates Helen Fennell Helen Gnann Helen Jones Henry Cash Henry Gedson Herbert C. Cheung Herman Erwin High Fly, Inc. Hillary Van Wezel Hill's Lawn Service Holly C. Somerville Holly Simpson Holly Stevens Hope Harrill Horatio Johnson Houston Gillespy Houston Holmes Hugh Alford Hugh Hull Hugh Kingery Hunan Gardens Ian Hibbs Ian Owens Ian Reid Ina Mae Sher Irene Ku Isabel Palmer Ivy Henderson J. Brad Burke J.P. Sexton

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Alabaster Family Branch

November 1-29 | Shelby County Homeschool PE November 1-29 (Monday and Wednesday) 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (No class on November 24) Get your children moving in Homeschool P.E. The classes are designed to teach not only physical fitness and sports, but also teamwork and confidence. Our staff will structure each class toward the level and age of the participants. Limited space available. Register online at Cost $20 YMCA Members | $35 Non-Members Contact Kara Werner at 685-6516.

117 Plaza Circle Alabaster AL, 35007 Executive Director Lane Vines Branch Hours Monday - Thursday | 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday | 5 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday | 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

November 5 & December 3 SHADES VALLEY Parents Night Out 6-9:45 p.m. | Ages 5 and up Have your children join us for a night of fun while you enjoy a night to yourself! Children will enjoy a fun-filled night of activities. Activities will include: movies, Wii games, arts & crafts, group games, and much more! A hot dog or pizza dinner will be served along with drinks and snacks. Please make sure that your child has tennis shoes and extra snacks/drinks are optional. Parents Night Out is available to members and non-members. Activities are subject to change. Registration deadline is the Wednesday prior to each Parents Night Out. Cost $15 first child | $10 each additional child Contact Mallory Smith at 870-9622.

2290 Paul Bear Bryant Road Alpine, AL 35014 256.268.2007 Director of Camping Services Kevin Casey

November 12 & 26 | Vestavia Xpress Parent’s Night Out 6-10 p.m.Reservations required. Pizza, snacks, movie and fun playtime! Sign up in the playroom or call 823-0144. If you must cancel your reservation, please call. If you are signed up and do not call to cancel, you will be charged! Cost $15 first child | $10 each additional child. CONTACT Beth Wyss at 823-0144 November 20 | GREYSTONE Balanced Body Reformer Training Instructor and Student Training Reforming Arms 8-11 a.m. The Twisted Reformer Noon-3 p.m. Balanced Body University will be on site at the Greystone YMCA on Nov 20 offering two

Alabaster Childcare Branch 11th Avenue and 7th SW Alabaster, AL 35007 205.663.6504 Branch Hours Monday - Friday: Noon - 6 p.m. September - April 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. May - August Program Executive Gwen Hatcher

YMCA Camp Cosby

separate exciting workshops for instructors and Pilates participants wanting to learn more about Pilates training and the many benefits Pilates can offer. The morning workshop is “Reforming Arms” and will have a focus on building upper body strength, power, control and focus. The noon workshop is “The Twisted Reformer” and will introduce rotational exercises that will create extra challenges for core stability as a part of functional movement for daily living. Both workshops are open to members and nonmembers. Register online at or call 1-877-745-2837 Cost $120 per workshop Contact Renae McCullough at 981-0144. November 29 | Downtown Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League Season begins November 29 Games on Mondays beginning at 6:30 p.m. Season includes 8 regular season games plus playoffs. Awards will be given for League Season Champion All sets are played best of five games Cost $250 a team $50 YMCA Members individual $60 Non-Members individual Contact Adam West at 801-7235

Downtown Branch

2101 4th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 205.324.4563 Branch Hours Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday: Closed Executive Director Andrew Freeman Membership Director Shelly Mitchell

Greystone Family Branch

5414 Highway 280 Birmingham, AL 35242 205.981.0144 Branch Hours Monday - Thursday: 5 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Childwatch Hours Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday: 2 - 6 p.m. Executive Director Pat Tate Membership Director Kristin Harris

Hargis Retreat

928 Hargis Drive Chelsea, AL 35043 205.678.6512 Branch Hours Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Director of Camping Services Kevin Casey

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Circuit Life in the fast, and wet, lane Swim Birmingham YMCA

Shelby County, Greystone, Vestavia, Trussville, Shades Valley Year-round competitive team | Ages 5-18. The team encourages regular swimming to build endurance, muscle strength, and cardiovascular fitness. The benefits of swimming include sportsmanship; time management, self discipline, goal setting, and an increased sense of self worth though sport participation. Participation on the team is based on the basic swimming abilities. Children must be able to swim at least on length of the pool doing freestyle/front crawl and backstroke/back crawl. Nine and older must do 2 lengths of the pool doing freestyle/front crawl and backstroke/back crawl. Practice times vary based on location. Cost $95 Registration fee for all groups (Includes the USA Swimming Registration team shirt, cap, and body tattoos) Registration fee for spring session waived for returning swimmers. Super Squad $175 YMCA Members | $227 Non-members Bronze $200 YMCA Members | $260 Non-Members Silver $250 YMCA Members | $325 Non-Members Gold $280 YMCA Members | $340 Non-Members Pre Senior $320 YMCA Members | $410 Non-Members Senior $354 YMCA Members | $442 Non-Members Home School $220 Members | $280 Non-Members Monthly payment plans and financial assistance are available. *Not all groups are offered at all SBY practice sites.

Please contact your local YMCA for specific group practice times

Child care

Holiday Camps

Alabaster, Greystone, Shades Valley, Shelby, Northeast, Trussville, Western, Youth Center November 11 & 24 (Youth Center November 24 only) While school’s out, spend your day at the YMCA! Campers will participate in games, sports, crafts, swimming and more. Open to children in grades K-8. Limited Space Available! Register online at or contact your neighborhood branch.

Alabaster, Shelby, Greystone, Shades Valley, Northeast, Trussville, Western, Youth Center Christmas Camp December 20-January 3 Register early to spend your Christmas Break at the YMCA. Campers will participate in games, sports, crafts, field trips, swimming and more. Camp is for children in grades K-8. To Register online at or contact your neighborhood branch.

Shades Valley November 22-23 While school’s out, spend your day at the YMCA! Campers will participate in games, sports, crafts, swimming and more. Open to children in grades K-8. Limited Space Available! Register online at Contact Mallory Smith at 870-9622.

Shelby County Christmas Camp Add-on Specialty Days December 29 & 30 | 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Add to your child’s experience during Christmas Camp by sending them to a special workshop day at the McWane Center. First through third graders will participate in “Candyology” on December 29. Fourth through sixth graders will participate in “The Structure of Ginger Bread Houses” on December 30. Space is limited to 24 children each day and lunch is included in the price. Register online at Cost in addition to camp fee $25 YMCA Members | $35 Non-Members Contact Kara Werner at 685-6516

Youth Center & Western Area BranchES December 17 Contact Youth Center Bethany Davis at 324-1643 Western Area Shayla Crawford at 923-1195 16

November 30| Downtown Adult Men’s Basketball League Coaches Meeting November 23 | 6 pm (Mandatory for all new teams) Games are played Tuesdays at beginning 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, & 9:45 p.m. Season includes eight regular season games plus playoffs. Awards will be given for League Season Champion, Playoff Champion and Runner Up as well as Scoring, Rebound & Steals Leader. (All teams MUST have matching numbered jerseys to compete. Cost $350 a team (plus ref fees) Contact Adam West at 801.7235. December 6 | Greystone & SHELBY COUNTY Men’s Adult Basketball Ages 16 and up | Registration October 11-November 6 Practices & Games Practices Schedule with Tamara Harrelson beginning the week of November 15. Games start the week of December 6. All teams are guaranteed eight games. A final tournament will then be held for all advancing teams. *No games or practices December 20-January 1 There will be one game each week and teams will travel to other YMCA’s in the area for games. Games will be held on weekday evenings after 7 p.m.. Each player must wear a numbered jersey to each game. You can register an entire team, or register as an individual. Cost YMCA Member $50 | Non-members $65 (for individuals, this includes a dri-fit jersey) Team registration $250 (registration fee does not include jerseys. Jerseys available for $10 per player) Contact Shelby County: Tamara Harrelson at 664-9622 Greystone: George Becket at 981-0144

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December 10 | Shelby County Cookies and Cocoa with Santa 6-7:30 p.m. Come visit Santa and enjoy a fun night of family activities at the YMCA. Children will enjoy decorating their own cookies, making reindeer food, a special art project and more! Don’t forget your camera to take your child’s picture with Santa! Cost YMCA Members FREE Non-Members $2 per person Contact Kristy Trammel at 664-9622. December 10 | Trussville Christmas Lock-In The Trussville YMCA will be having our annual Christmas Lock-In. Activities include swimming, Christmas oriented games, moonwalk sardines, an exciting scavenger hunt, and a fine dinner. Cost $25 YMCA Members | $35 Non-Members ContactFred Hatcher at 655-2224. December 16 | Trussville Jingle Bell Ride 9:45-10:45 a.m., 6-7 p.m., 7-8 p.m. Sign up at the front desk the week before FREE Contact Trevor Cole at 655-2224 December 18 | Shelby County Babysitting Classes 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Participants will be certified in child and infant CPR, First-aid, and learn how to change a diaper, and what to look out for when babysitting. Cost $50 Contact Jennifer Dick at 685.6512

Zumbatomic® Kids Teaser Class

Now your kids can enjoy the fun and get into the groove with Zumbatomic® classes! Zumbatomic® is a dance fitness program created for kids using the Zumba® concept of making exercise fun! The music, dances, and games within a Zumbatomic program are 100% kid friendly and focus on making fitness a natural part of a child’s life. Each Zumbatomic® class is safe and effective and allows kids ages 4-12 max out on fun and fitness at the same time - so much that kids cannot wait to get into the Zumbatomic groove! November 6 | Shelby County Ages 4-6 and 7-12 Ages 4-6: 10:30-11 a.m. | Ages 7-12: 11:15 a.m.-Noon CONTACT Robyn Boatman at 664-9622. December 11 | greystone Ages 4-6: 8:45 a.m. | Ages 7-12: 9:30 a.m. CONTACT Renae McCullough at 981-0144.


Mountain Brook Branch

2401 20th Place South Birmingham, AL 35223 205.870.0144 Branch Hours Monday-Thursday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Childwatch Hours Mon – Thursday: 8:15 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 8:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday: 8:15 a.m.-Noon Sunday: 2-6 p.m.. Executive Director Michelle Oliver Membership Director Kristi Nix

Northeast Family Branch

628 Red Lane Road Birmingham, AL 35216 205.833.7616 Branch Hours Monday & Tuesday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday-Friday: 5 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday 7 a.m. - Noon Executive Director Terri A. Harvill

Shades Valley Family Branch 3551 Montgomery Highway Birmingham, AL 35209 205.870.9622 Branch Hours Monday -Friday: 5 .a.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m. Executive Director Cham Norman Membership Director Dawn Pilliteri

Shelby County Branch

2610 Pelham Parkway Pelham, AL 35124 205.664.9622 Branch Hours Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 1 - 6 p.m. Child Watch Hours (School Year) Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 3:30-7:45 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. -12 p.m. (Summer) Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-7:45 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Executive Director Lane Vines Membership Director Cindy Reams

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Circuit Live a healthier life Health and Wellness Programs

Diabetes Prevention Are you at risk for Diabetes? Do you have high blood pressure or elevated

cholesterol? Has someone in your family been diagnosed with diabetes? Are you overweight? Answering yes to just one of these questions may mean that you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. YMCA Diabetes Prevention Programs are forming throughout the Birmingham area. CONTACT Debby LaCruz at 587-0368. DOWNTOWN Off Site Group X Classes ZUMBA!, Yoga & Pilates classes offered at your worksite It can be difficult to get away from the office to come to the Y, so now the YMCA can come to you! Nationally certified instructors will come to your office and teach classes with no equipment necessary. Currently offering Yoga, ZUMBA! and Pilates at various locations with classes at the times that are best appropriate for your employees! Cost $5 per class | $40 monthly unlimited New Group X Schedule Bring on the calories! The Downtown YMCA is now posting estimated calorie burn on each group X class offered at the branch. These calories are in ranges and are based on the weight of the participant and the level of intensity for the individual. Personal Training Please welcome Romeo Penn, Amanda Reid, Ingrid Hilsman, Rebekah Ellis and Misty Griffen to the Downtown Personal Training staff. All trainers are ready to meet new clients and are available at various times of the day. Sign up for your training sessions now and stay fit through the holidays. Cost $39 per hour | $24 per half hour CONTACT Jayme Creamer at 801-7238 for all three programs. Mountain brook Welcome Lisa Hart new Healthy Lifestyles Director Lisa Hart joined the Mountain Brook leadership team as Healthy Lifestyle Director in September. Lisa has been a staff member of the Y for nearly 5 years as an Executive Assistant to President/CEO, Jim Lombard, in addition to being a Pilates instructor. 18

Kinesis The holiday season is approaching and along with enjoying it also comes consumption of additional calories coupled with less physical activity. Kinesis 30 Minute Blast is a way to quickly burn off the excess and reduce stress. 30 Minute Blast classes are also a great way to become familiar with Kinesis before taking an hour-long class. CONTACT Shellie Davis at 240-7275 Misty Griffin is also available for Kinesis classes, and to help you achieve your personal training goals. Misty has a background in Physical Education and will be leading FitKids Club during the holiday season kids ages 10-13. Sessions will begin November 1 and November 29. Each will include 6 sessions, Mondays/Wednesdays, for 3 weeks, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost $75 CONTACT Lisa Hart at 445-2823. Group Exercise News Cycle Class Temporary Changes During November all cycle classes will be moved to the upstairs youth room to allow for maintenance and repair work to the existing floor. During this interim, all youth will be relocated to the gym during designated youth room hours. The class schedule will not be affected. Upstairs Group Exercise Room Temporarily Closed The upstairs group exercise room will be closed for one week during December for the refinishing of the hardwood floor. Specific dates will be posted for the move and room closing. Please note that we have added an additional Zumba class to the schedule on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m, and Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. Cardioenergy has changed to Total Body Conditioning. If you are looking for a high intensity cardio and strength workout, you need to check this class out. Meditation Classes On a more mellow note, we are excited to be offering “Meditation” classes. Instructor, Sina Skates, holds a Master of Arts in Spiritual Psychology and leads the class every Wed. at 10:45 a.m. and Fri. at 11:45 a.m. Participants will learn practical techniques for relaxing the body, calming the emotions and focusing the mind. Each 30 min. session will include 2-3 meditation techniques with simple instructions and ways to incorporate them at home. Regular mediation practice can help to promote greater health, vitality and overall well-being as a great compliment to any fitness program. Classes are held in the downstairs Yoga Pilates room. TRUSSVILLE Church 180 Classes Off-site classes held at the Church 180 on Highway 11 in Springville. Mondays 6:30 p.m. Zumba | Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. Kickboxing Thursdays 6:30 p.m. Boot Camp/Body Pump Cost $4 for YMCA or Church 180 Members | $5 Non-Members CONTACT Robin Burns 655-2224

Teens & youth

Circuit Bridge da Gap!

DOWNTOWN YOUTH CENTER TO HOST TEEN SEMINAR Montgomery native and multi-platinum record producer Kevin “Khao” Cates will bring “Bridge da Gap: Rebuilding the Foundation of our Youth” to the 2011 Southern Regional Achievers Teen Summit, January 14-16, at the Birmingham YMCA Youth Center. Hosted by the Birmingham YMCA Y Achievers Program, University of Alabama School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs and Chapter of Student National Medical Association, the program addresses self love, determination and respect; anger management and the company you keep; plus alcohol and drug abuse, and HIV prevention. Teens from Alabama, Florida and Georgia will also take campus tours of Birmingham-Southern College, Miles College, Samford University and UAB; and will march in the Civil Rights District.

College Goal Sunday brings national attention to local college initiatives

On the culminating day of the summit, in colMulti-platinum musician and producer Kevin "Khao" laboration with the Lumina Foundation, YMCA of Cates will bring the "Bridge Da Gap" teen summit to the the USA will bring College Goal Sunday. Designed Youth Center January 14-18. to help students prepare for College with assistance in filling out forms, at events across the state the initiative will •Educational partners include the University of Alabama, University of West Alabama, Jefferson State Community College, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Jacksonville State University. Community collaborators are the Junior League of Birmingham and YMCA of Calhoun County. • Offer free, on-site professional assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA); • Provide advice from professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply; and • Distribute information regarding state-wide student services and admission requirements. Additional dates will be set in early 2011. For complete information about both events, contact Marsha Kelley-Sutton at 324-1643, ext. 305. NORTHEAST & WESTERN AREA Afterschool programs to receive education grants After school and summer camp participants at our Western Area and Northeast Family Branches will gain exposure to higher education exposure through the Y-Higher Learning grant. These branches were selected to be a part of this initiative in an effort to raise the awareness and desire of inner city youth to higher education options. The program will show k-8 students what “going to college” really means. Students will learn about public and private universities and colleges throughout Alabama. They will learn about the requirements for enrolling in schools of higher learning and have opportunities to explore different career options. Tutors and mentors will be provided, and students will tour colleges and universities across the state of Alabama. When students graduate from high school, it is the goal of the program that they will aspire to achieve academically, either through a school of higher learning or an identified trade or skill of passion.


Trussville Family Branch

5920 Valley Road Trussville, AL 35173 205.655.2224 Branch Hours Monday - Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m. Childwatch Hours Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Executive Director Jerry Wang Membership Director Wendy Newland

Vestavia Xpress Branch

2086 Columbiana Road Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 205.823.0144 Branch Hours Monday - Thursday: 5:15 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday: 5:15 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Childwatch Hours Monday & Wednesday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3:30 -7:30 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 3:30-7 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 3:30- 6 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday: 2-5:30 p.m. Program Director India Gold

Western Area Family Branch

1195 Bessemer Road Birmingham, AL 35228 205.923.1195 Branch Hours Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Friday: 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. Executive Director Terri A. Harvill

Birmingham YMCA Youth Center

2400 7th Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203 205.324.1643 Branch Hours 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Interim Program Executive Andrew Freeman

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Fall in to the pool this autumn Swim lessons & Clinics

Private Swimming Lessons 3 yrs. And up These 30 minute lessons are customized to meet individual needs of every swimmer. Anyone wanting to further advance their or their child’s swimming will benefit from private lessons. Cost Private $87 YMCA Member | $108 Non-Members Semi Private $65 YMCA Members per child $85 Non-Members per child SHELBY COUNTY For the month of November and December the Shelby County Branch will only offer private swim lessons. Must register by the Friday before the session starts before we can set up the time and days of your lessons. 20

SHades valley November 1-11 | December 6-16 Monday-Thursday for two weeks Saturday Lessons Nov. 13-Dec. 18 Vestavia XPRESS November 1-18 (Private or Semi-Private) Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m.-Noon or 4-6 p,m. All Saturdays (Private or Semi-Private) 10-2 p.m.

Master Swim & Adult Programs

MOUNTAIN BROOK Magic City Masters is for anyone who wants to improve their swimming abilities. Our goals are to have fun, improve our swimming technique, learn new skills, get faster, and meet people who are like minded. Coaches: John Hanna and Sherry Colgin. Workouts include swim sets, kick sets, pull sets and drills to improve technique. Multiple workouts available at each practice for all skill levels. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning 5:30 -6:30 a.m. Cost $25 per month or $60 YMCA Members $38 per month or $100 per quarter Non-Members CONTACT Laysea Newsome 445-2825 Adult Swim Clinic Six-week clinic with Coach Sherry Colgin Tuesdays Novmber 2-December 7 or Thursdays October 25–December 9 Class times 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost $250 CONTACT Laysea Newsome 445.2825 Greystone Masters Swim Monday, Wednesday & Friday | 5-6:30 a.m. All skill levels welcome. Session starts first Monday of month. Cost $25 YMCA Members | $30 Non-Members Contact Susan Becker 981-0144.


Group Swim Lessons The YMCA offers swim lessons year-round. Classes are offered mornings, afternoons, and evenings after work and Saturdays for all age groups. Please contact your local YMCA for times and availability. Cost $54 YMCA Members | $87 Non-Members Group Lessons Dates Downtown Branch Parent/Child November 2–16 | December 2–16 Pre-School & Youth November 2–25 | November 30–December 23 Greystone November 2- December 2 December 7-16 mini session *half price Parent tot classes Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 4 thirty-minute lessons. November 6-December 4 Shades Valley November 1-11 | December 6-16 Monday-Thursday for two weeks Saturday Lessons Nov. 13-Dec. 18 Trussville November 1-18 | December 6-16 Group Lessons(Tu/Th) 10:15 a.m. Pike | 11 a.m. Eel | 4 p.m. Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish | 4:45 p.m. Pike, Eel | 6:30 p.m. Pike, Eel, Polliwog, Guppy, Minnow, Fish **(December 6-16 session will be MondayThursday of both weeks) Vestavia November 29-December 16 (Group) Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m, 10:15 a.m.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course

The American Red Cross will be hosting lifeguard training classes at many Birmingham YMCA branches this fall and winter. Participants will become certified in Lifeguard Training, Professional Rescuer CPR, First-Aid, AED training, and Oxygen Administration. Participant must attend all classes, pass all prerequisites and both written and skill exams. To enroll contact you local Birmingham YMCA. Get started now and beat the rush for a summer job. Schedule Greystone November 10-14 | December 8-12 CONTACT Susan Becker at 981-0144 Mountain Brook November 17-21 | December 15-19 CONTACT Laysea Newsome at 8700144 Vestavia November 15-20 | December 13-18 CONTACT India Gold at 832-0144 Trussville November 10-14 CONTACT Missy Gooden at 655-2224 Downtown November 17-21 | December 15-19 CONTACT Adam West at 324-4563 Cost $220 | $70 non refundable deposit due at time of registration

Youth Basketball ALABASTER, GREYSTONE, SHELBY COUNTY YMCA youth basketball emphasizes teamwork and positive adult participation with the goal of providing a fun and rewarding youth basketball experience. Parents and volunteers coach each team by teaching the fundamentals of basketball in order to build self confidence on and off the court. Everyone gets an opportunity to play, to learn, and to start new friendships. Players practice once a week with games on Saturdays. Registration Dates October 11November 6 Practices & Games Practices start the week of November 15. Games start December 11.* Guaranteed 8 games. *No games or practices December 20-January 1

Ages 7 and up will travel to other YMCAs Age Groups* 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16* Age of child as of August 1 2010 Co-Ed Teams Ages 3-6 will play co-ed teams. Ages 7 and up will be on seperate gender teams Costs Ages 3-6 $75 YMCA Member | $115 Non-members Ages 7-15 $85 YMCA Member | $125 Non-Members CONTACT Alabaster: Gwen Hatcher 663-6504 Greystone: George Becker at 981-0144 Shelby County: Tamara Harrelson at 664-9622 NORTHEAST | YOUTH CENTER Winter Basketball League Ages 5-14 | Registration Ends November 5 First Practice November 6 Season Dates: December 11-February 12 Cost $75 members | $100 non members Contact Joe Brown at 324-1643 or 833-7616 SHADES VALLEY Thanksgiving Break Basketball Clinic Registration ends November 11 Ages 9 – 17 | Boys and Girls | 8:30–11:30 a.m. Improve your skill through proper exercise and fundamental training with fitness trainer, Antonio Walls (formerly of the Okinawa, Japan Alvark Sharks Semi-Pro Team, University of Montevallo Falcons Basketball Team, All City/State, Def. Player of the Year 1995, and High School All-American Honorable mention for Phillips High School Basketball team) Monday Individual (Perimeter/Post) & Team Defense

Tuesday Ball-handling and Perimeter Play Wednesday Shooters Touch Friday Low Post Scoring Saturday One on One Cost $35 YMCA Members per day | All $140 $45 Non-Members $45 per day | All $190 CONTACT Jerry Wrenn at 870-9622



Circuit Youth Basketball League Registration ends December 1 Games Start December 11 Cost $80 YMCA Members | $106 Non-members CONTACT Jerry Wrenn at 870-9622 Spring Soccer, Volleyball and Flag Football ALABASTER, GREYSTONE, SHELBY COUNTY Registration Dates January 10- February 12 Late registration February 13-19 ($10 additional cost) Soccer Ages 3-4 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 Volleyball Girls Only Ages 9-11, 12-14 Flag Football Ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11 and 12-14 Cost Soccer (Ages 3-6) $75 YMCA Members | $115 Non-Members (Ages 7 & Up) $85 YMCA Members | $125 Non-Members Volleyball $75 YMCA Members | $115 Non-Members | Flag Football $75 YMCA Members | $115 Non-Members CONTACT Alabaster Gwen Hatcher 663-6504 Greystone George Becker at 981-0144 Shelby County Tamara Harrelson at 664-9622 Shingo-ha Yoshukai Karate Mondays & Wednesdays | 3:45-4:30 p.m. 45 minute classes | Ages 5 & up Shingo means to unite heart, mind, and spirit. The goals of the class are to provide students with good exercise, to have fun, build self confidence, self discipline and to teach self defense. The YMCA offers a free trial of the Karate class. The class is 45 minutes and is designed to give your family a sample of what Karate has to offer. Cost Per Month $50 YMCA Members | $70 Non-Members Try out a class for FREE One time uniform fee of $30 CONTACT Tamara Harrelson at 685-6505

Get Ready to Rumble!

youth center

Boxing Event

December 4 | 2:30 p.M.

Merry Christmas boxing fans! Unwrap your Christmas gift from the Birmingham YMCA early on December 4 the Youth Center for a special one-day boxing event. Some of the area’s most promising youth and amateur boxers will be on hand to compete and gain experience leading up to the Alabama Golden Gloves and Regional Golden Gloves tournaments this spring, also hosted at the Youth Center. Sponsored by Round 1 Boxing in Vestavia, this tournament will feature Junior Olympic boxers ages 8-16, and senior division boxers ages 17-35, and even a pair of female boxers making their amateur debut. “The Youth Center is a great venue and we are excited about bringing boxing back to downtown Birmingham,” said Dave Godber, owner of Round 1 Boxing and the event organizer. “We hope to be able to re-introduce the sport of boxing to a generation of young men interested in developing a greater sense of discipline, fitness, and self-reliance,” Dave added. Golden Gloves Boxing Event Birmingham YMCA Youth Center December 4 | 2:30 p.m. Cost $5 Adults | $2.50 Kids 6-12 Under 6 admitted free CONTACT Andrew Freeman at 324-1643.

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Your serve Fall & Winter Tennis

Mountain brook Adult Women's & Men's Clinics USTA Winter League 2011 USTA Women’s winter league registration will open late November. Winter season will begin January 3. Weekday & Weekend teams are available. Women’s 2011 Florida Tennis Weekend March 3-6, 2011 at Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida. Registration November through December. Contact Bob Cianchetti @ the tennis shop. Winter 2011 Women’s Tennis Camps Registration for our 2011 winter tennis camps will begin Nov 15, 2010. Camps will be held on our indoor courts the week of January 10-14, 2011. Men’s Clinics Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and is based on a drop-in basis. Open to any player 2.5 or higher. Through December 14. Clinic starts back up January 4. Cost $10 per person Advanced Women's Clinic Fridays 10:30 a.m.-Noon | Open to any player 4.5 or higher in softcourt or 3.5 or higher in USTA. Runs through December 17. Clinic starts back up on January 7. Cost is $15 per person and is held on a drop-in basis. Beginning Women's Clinic 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Tuesday nights through December 14 Cost $10 per person. Junior Clinics November 1 - December 16 Quick Start - ages 10 & under Cost $80 per month Ages 5-8 | Mondays & Wednesdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Ages 7-10 | Tuesdays & Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 p.m. Match Play-Practice QS teams - Fridays 3:30 p.m. - TBA $25 10-14 yr old BEGINNER: Cost is $80 Mon/Wed 6-7pm Junior team tennis 10 yrs and up: 4:30-6pm Mon through Thursdays CONTACT the tennis shop at 870-3930.

Stressed? Schedule a Massage Did you know massage makes a great Christmas present? Many YMCA branches offer massage services, however, specialized massage program are also offered, including aqua massage at Shelby County, and Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy is available at Greystone. Contact your neighborhood branch for information on all other massage services.




Celebrate Good Times!

8 Birthday Parties | After Hours Parties Trussville The Trussville Family Branch offers its facilities exclusively for birthday parties and team celebrations on the weekends so come celebrate yours! All parties come include a party supply of three 2 liter drinks, cups, plates, napkins, forks, and ice. Our 3 types of parties are the Extended Classic, YMCA Mania, and the YMCA Madness. Cost Extended Classic and YMCA Mania $95 YMCA members $115 Non-Members YMCA Madness $120 YMCA members $150 Non-Members Afterhours Parties are also an option if you would like exclusive use of our entire gym for a slightly higher price. Afterhours Parties also get the entire pool to themselves. CONTACT Fred Hatcher at 655-2224. Birthday Splash Parties Multiple Branches Half of the YMCA pool during regular business hours or after hours and a lifeguard and/or Building Supervisor will be provided for water games and recreational time. A picnic area or a room will be provided for opening gifts, playing games and enjoying cake and snacks. Partiers get one hour of recreational swimming (swimming is done first) and one hour at the picnic area or in the room. An agreement must be signed and a deposit collected when making a reservation. Please call your local YMCA for more information and to reserve a date. Parties are offered on a first come, first serve basis. CONTACT the aquatics director at your neighborhood branch.

My Mission:


e often hear about how the YMCA’s philanthropic mission through the Strong Kids & Communities Campaign positively affects those receiving assistance, but what about those helping to provide assistance? For one Y member, giving back to her community by enthusiastically embracing all aspects of the annual support campaign has been an eye-opening experience, and a joyful one. Longtime Mountain Brook Branch member Patty Roberts was first introduced to the YMCA’s charitable mission after accepting an invitation to become a board member in 2009. Since then, Patty has helped the Mountain Brook branch raise thousands of dollars ensuring families can continue their memberships during difficult economic times, and even providing healthy snacks for over 700 children in Afterschool programs throughout the Birmingham YMCA Association. On a recent visit to the YMCA Youth Center downtown, Patty had a chance to see the Afterschool program in action, handing out healthy snacks such as fruit, bottled water and pretzels to children in the program. Patty says one child in particular caught her attention, a little girl who was stuffing her pretzels into her backpack instead of eating them with her friends. “I asked her why she didn’t eat her snack and she told me that she wanted her family to be healthy, too,” Patty said. “She was taking them home to share. Of course, I gave her another bag. “They used to get chips and soft drinks. Now, thanks to donations that we receive, they get apples, granola bars, pretzels and water,” she added. “The kids and teens are truly thankful. It may be the only piece of fresh fruit they get all week.” Late last year, Patty felt compelled to allow more people a glimpse of the Y’s outreach. With the help of friends Marcie DeBardeleben and Lind Burks, Patty opened up her home for an evening with the goal of educating a gathering of friends and neighbors about the impact they can have through the YMCA’s Strong Kids & Communities. She succeeded beyond her wildest dreams. “Everyone came and listened as personal stories were shared about the effects our programs have on others,” said Patty. “I was in awe of how genuinely gracious my friends were. In just three hours, my friends donated over $4,000!” On behalf of the over 8,000 children and adults who have been helped through the generosity of you and 2,754 fellow YMCA donors — “thank you.”

. . . to open up my home for Strong Kids

Patty Roberts


Blended Learning Online CPR/AED Adult, Child, Infant and First Aid

In our continuing collaboration with the American Red Cross, an online-experiential “Blended Learning First Aid/CPR/AED” certification program is now available. The program is designed to prepare individuals to respond to life-threatening emergencies through a combination of online (web-based) lessons and traditional instructor-led training. Blended Learning participants complete the knowledge portion online at home and at their own pace, and then demonstrate those learned -skills in a special class at the Shelby County Branch, conducted by association Aquatics Director, Jennifer Dick and her staff. CONTACT Jennifer Dick at 664-9622. Shelby County Skills session November 20 & December 4 | 9-11 a.m. Trussville Skills Session November 20 & December 4 | 9-11 a.m. Traditional CPR Classes Greystone November 18 & December 16 CONTACT Susan Becker at 981-0144 Mountain Brook November 10 | 4-8 p.m. CONTACT Laysea Newsome at 870-0144 Shades Valley Adult CPR and AED Training November 10 | December 8 CONTACT Katie Watkins at 870-9622

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 1072 Birmingham, AL

Metropolitan Birmingham YMCA 2101 Fourth Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35203

~ Our mission is to make sure that exercise is front and center in every discussion on disease prevention, health and wellness. Exercise is Medicine. And that’s good news for every segment of our nation, seniors to children. ~

Ask your doctor how you can get involved today.


Caroline Bundy at 801-9622 Made possible by funding from the Department of Health and Human Services. May•June 2006 | Y Life 24

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